Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


  • Bob Bowman’s East Texas

    Songwriter Stuart Hamblen, the son of an itinerant East Texas preacher, wrote hundreds of successful songs during his lifetime, but his most enduring composition was a gospel classic inspired by, of all people, John Wayne.

    December 11, 2011

  • Just Ask Janet: Kudos to the engines behind the hit parade

    I went to the Christmas Parade Thursday night, and I am so tickled to tell you that it was wonderful! I say kudos to the Chamber of Commerce and all those who participated in the parade for making this year’s event so much fun.

    December 3, 2011

  • Bob Bowman’s East Texas

    During the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) designed and constructed dozens of state parks throughout Texas.

    November 21, 2011

  • Just Ask Janet

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I think what I love about it the most is that it is the least commercial holiday and that it is uniquely American.

    November 19, 2011

  • Town names with a twist

    When it came to naming their towns, East Texans were not shy about their selections. Consider these examples.

    November 12, 2011

  • Just ask Janet

    This year’s survey netted feedback from Jacksonville, Rusk and Troup.

    November 12, 2011

  • Just ask Janet

    I hope you’ve had a chance to look over our pages honoring the victims and survivors of breast cancer. Everyone here at the paper has been pleasantly surprised by the community’s response and participation.

    November 1, 2011

  • Just ask Janet

    This year, for the first time, the Marine Corps League is collecting toys in Cherokee County for needy children. All toys collected will remain in Cherokee County and go to Cherokee County children.

    October 23, 2011

  • Where to look in the Bible when we are in danger

    When we are in danger, read Psalm 91. Verses 9-13 tell us some of the ways the Lord protects us, “If you say, ‘The LORD is my refuge, and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.  For he will command His angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.”

    October 20, 2011

  • Just ask Janet

    This time last year I ran a survey in the paper asking you what you like and don’t like about the Jacksonville Daily Progress.

    October 8, 2011